Published on September 2nd, 2015 | by Jim Lee


Aer Lingus director resignations and appointment signal start of the integration process with IAG

Willie Walsh

Main IAG CEO Willie Walsh now joins the board of Aer Lingus

Main photo by Joe Heeney

In a short statement on 1st September, the Aer Lingus Group plc (the ‘Company’), notified the market of the resignation of all of its non-executive board members, including the Chairman, Mr. Colm Barrington from the office of director of the Company. The other non-executive board members who resigned are, Mr. Montie Brewer, Mr. Laurence Crowley, Ms. Emer Gilvarry, Mr. John Hartnett, Mr. Nigel Northridge, Mr. Frank O’Connor, Ms. Nicola Shaw, Mr. William Slattery and Mr. Nicolás Villén. The statement issued at 17:00, also noted the appointment of Mr. William (Willie) Walsh, as a non-executive director of the Company. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Stephen Kavanagh and Chief Financial Officer Mr. Bernard Bot remain as board members. These changes mean that the new board of the company will therefore consist of these three members.

The resignations and appointment, which take effect subsequent to acquisition by International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. (IAG), through its wholly owned subsidiary AERL Holding Limited, of a majority of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company, are effective as of the date of this announcement.

This announcement marked the start of the IAG integration process. Further information on the integration process was being provided by the CEO and executive management team at a business briefing session at Dublin on 1st September.

Stephen Kavanagh (IMG4219JL)

Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh

Bernard Bot

Aer Lingus CFO Bernard Bot

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Jim has had a life-long interest in military matters and aviation. Initially, he fused both of these interests together with a passion for military aviation, initially as a photographer. He has travelled extensively over the years and has been the guest of many European air forces, plus the air forces of the United States, Russia and others throughout the world. His first introduction to journalism coincided with an interest in the civil aviation industry was when he initially wrote for and later edited, ‘Aviation Ireland’, the club magazine of the Aviation Society of Ireland. Jim was a contributor to Flying in Ireland since its inception over 10 years ago and is now a key contributor to this site. He has also contributed items for a number of other aviation magazines and has produced a number of detailed contributions to Government policy documents, most recently the Irish Government’s White Paper on Defence. He is also deeply involved in the local community and voluntary sector and has worked both in local government and central government.

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